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Ultimate List of Online Course Providers

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The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have).

3 Instructional Design Theories

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In the online learning space these means providing them with a degree of freedom over the learning process. Instructional design is a growing field given the amount of online courses we are seeing today.

2017 ELearning & Training Conferences

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They provide professionals and businesses alike an opportunity to network and learn. It is a new year and that means there are some new elearning and training conferences you should mark on your calendars!

Why Infographics are Good for ELearning

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For example, you may come across pictures or graphics that don’t necessarily relate to the content directly, or don’t provide any real value and are distractions. By way of example, consider the infographic below that provides details on why infographics are so popular.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Where ELearning is Headed

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Software providers need to gain a better understanding of the devices that people will be using to access content created with their solution. In a recent interview I was asked where I think the elearning industry is headed in the years to come.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning

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The infographic above (created by Extreme Networks based on their survey) provides an introduction to personalized learning. The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced.

ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview.

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Do Colors Matter in ELearning?

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To examine this concept a bit further, SHIFT ELearning released an infographic that provides a high-level summary regarding the possible colors that can be selected for your training, and the potential impact that they might have.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

2013 Hottest E-Learning Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The infographic below, provided by KnowledgeOne, details some of the latest and emerging trends in 2013 as they relate to elearning. Advances in technology generally define the latest trends in any industry, and the elearning industry is no different.

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5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value

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However, allow me to play “devil’s advocate” for a moment and provide an alternative perspective on MOOCs.

5 Must-Read Mobile Learning Articles

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If you are interested in doing the same, or perhaps you just want to learn more about mobile learning, then the articles below provide a good overview.

Blended Learning Success Tips

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Make sure to schedule in-person mentoring with learners to offer advice, get feedback, and provide actionable coaching. Blended learning can be extremely effective when implemented properly. Problem is, sometimes the full potential of blended learning isn’t always realized.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

26 Ways To Facilitate Learning

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Provide – Give the students with the tools to connect the dots. Watch them work and provide guidance. There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting.

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5 Critical Needs Met By Blended Learning

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The folks at Origin Learning attempt to provide us with this reason – actually five reasons. As is often on this site, I have written about the benefits of using a blended learning approach when delivering course content.

ELearning Evolution The Past 10 Years

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There have been other advancements worth noting though, and that is what the infographic below depicts (originally provided by Inside Academic Technology ). It is hard to believe that 2004 was a decade ago.

6 Gamification Benefits You Should Know

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Well, here are six benefits to consider: Provides Instant Feedback – learners instantly receive feedback on their understanding of the course content which in turn highlights what they need to spend more time reviewing.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]

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These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin.

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With a New Website Comes New Goals

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Sign-up for our webinar series and join us as we provide value to our community through case studies and useful training topics. Notice anything different? If this is your first time visiting LearnDash, then probably not. However, if you have been here before then you likely see that we have done a bit of updating!

Adobe Joins LMS Space Late

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Their announcement article provides the specifics if you’re interested in the promotional details. If you haven’t heard yet, recently Adobe announced that they too will be trying their luck in the learning management system market.

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ELearning People You Should Know

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The infographic below (created by MatrixLMS ) provides a brief biography for thought-leaders in the elearning industry, as well as their twitter handle. In any industry it’s good to be connected.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.

Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

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This will provide you with actionable feedback as to what is useful going forward. In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning?

9 Common ELearning Design Mistakes

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Sometimes it is okay to just give the relevant information without providing the entire thought process behind the content. Nobody is perfect, and neither is elearning. With every implementation that I have been a part of, there have been some lessons learned.

10 Types of Learners in ELearning

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For example, remembering that some people are dependent learners may drive you to create a robust “frequently asked questions” page, and to provide plenty of avenues for follow-up questions.

Gamification 101 – The Basics

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Gamification is the use of game elements in any context that is non-game related, usually by providing rewards and by fostering user interaction with the learning material.

Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Detailed in the infographic below (provided by McGrawHill Education, and designed by Santosh Kushwaha), these areas include: Assessment Types. I could go into each one of these areas, but I believe the infographic provides a good explanation and overview of each.

Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification

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Safe to Fail - When activities and games (in the form of simulations) are utilized, it provides the learner with a safe opportunity to fail and learn.

Formative vs. Summative Assessment

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Formative assessment involves activities that measure and provide feedback during the learning process. Formative assessment examples include: Providing verbal or written summaries.

Reasons to use Infographics in ELearning

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Sometimes we can provide too much information to learners which makes it more difficult to communicate the key takeaways. ELearning often boasts a variety of media to convey key points.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works

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The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. This provides an opportunity for learners to confirm their understanding, and even to fail in a safe environment.

“Ninja” Trick For Better ELearning Plans

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There are many frameworks out there that provide guidance on the key aspects of planning effective elearning. Afterwards, provide a one to three sentence response to the questions. Creating an online course without a plan will ultimately lead to failure.

Social Learning ROI

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While the presentation is somewhat slanted so as to highlight their own offering, the data in the graphic itself does provide some talking points supporting the use of social learning programs over the traditional training methods.

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